In the wake of the federal government bailout and takeover of General Motors Corp, Ford Motor Company outsold GM in North America in June, edging out the GM core brands in the U.S. and topping Canadian sales for the first time in 50 years.
Ford, the only one of the Big Three U.S. automakers that did not accept a government bailout, sold 148,153 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury units in June. GM's core brands, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac, sold 143,454--about five thousand units behind Ford's sales.
The Canadian market saw more dramatic success for Ford, where sales bounced up 25 percent from last June to 27,408 cars and trucks, beating GM’s 22,334.
Ford Sales Analyst George Pipas touted the fact that Ford outpaced the rest of the US auto industry, which declined by an average of 27 when June 2008 is compared to June 2009. Ford's sales dipped only 11% from June 2008 to June 2009.